Seniors' Service Hub to offer programs and services on site, through partnerships with health and other service providers from the community.
BRAMPTON, ON (June 26, 2014) - Peel Regional Council has approved a recommendation to build a Seniors' Service Hub on the current site of Peel Manor Long Term Care located at Main St. and Williams Parkway in central Brampton. The proposed Seniors' Service Hub includes a long term care centre with community support services and additional space for allied health services focused on the needs of seniors.
Stakeholder and community consultations will be among the next steps in developing the detailed plans for the Hub. Peel Long Term Care will begin to build community awareness of the plans among residents living in multi-unit housing on the site; households in the surrounding neighbourhood; long term care staff; residents, clients and their families; as well as with other health care partners in the community.
Community consultations will be an important contributor to the Hub's success and these will be held later this year.
“The decision to proactively respond to the changing needs of present and future seniors is a bold commitment to our community," said Emil Kolb, Chair of Peel Region. “This model of service delivery will allow us to be creative and innovative in how we provide care to our growing senior population."
The Seniors' Service Hub will continue to provide 177 long term care beds, including specialized care for individuals with complex conditions such as dementia. It also has the ability to expand the available Adult Day Services program spaces from 25 to 60 spaces, with the support of partners including the Central West Local Health Integration Network.
The Seniors' Service Hub model also incorporates independently operated - but co-located- community support services for lower-care-needs seniors, to help them to live in their own homes longer. That could include services such as a family health team, a rehabilitation services provider, and a pharmacy. The Hub would also have a social focus offering a senior-friendly green space, a hair salon and a cafe. Together these allied health services and social/recreational amenities would draw people into the Hub.
“We have an opportunity to position our programs and services for the future and to deliver care that seniors need," said Councillor Elaine Moore. “The Hub model contributes to a safe and supported senior-friendly community. As the number of seniors continues to grow within Peel, the partnerships we forge with the surrounding community will be an important part of the support systems families in the community need."
Peel Manor Long Term Care Centre will maintain the existing building and continue to provide services and programs until construction is complete. Peel Manor is the oldest of five long term care homes owned and operated by the Region of Peel and has provided care and support to residents for more than 100 years.
This project requires Regional Council approval through the 2015 budget process. The estimated cost to develop and build the Hub is expected to be about $73 million.
To read the full Peel Manor report to Council, please visit the June 26, 2014 Council Agenda.
The Region of Peel serves more than 1.3 million people and approximately 88,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the town of Caledon For more information, call the Region of Peel at 905-799-7700 or visit peelregion.ca/health.